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Mission Statement:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Council for the Arts & Culture is a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members appointed by the UMB president whose mission is to promote the rich history of our institution and surrounding neighborhoods and to celebrate the creative talents of the University community, thereby raising awareness of the links between the arts and sciences. Listen to more about the Council for the Arts & Culture on “The UMB Pulse” podcast.

Featured Programs & Events

Lunch Under the Pipes

Lunch Under the Pipes

Westminster Preservation Trust, Inc., is the proud sponsor of “Lunch Under the Pipes,” a free concert series featuring Westminster Hall’s beautifully restored 1882 Johnson Pipe organ. The concert series is open to UMB faculty, staff and students and the surrounding community.  Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; seating is provided. 

The March 14 event will feature Sam Carullo, a contemporary percussionist and advocate of the creation and performance of new music. Carullo is actively commissioning and working with living composers to create new works for percussion, most recently commissioning a new work for solo marimba and electronics by Baltimore-based composer Nathaniel Parks. Learn More.

Highwire Improv

Highwire Improv

Highwire Improv is a nonprofit whose mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater. 

Highwire produces improv shows all over the greater Baltimore area and offers classes, workshops, and free community jams for improvisers to meet and learn from one another. It also has a robust applied improv program that helps organizations develop communication, creativity, and collaboration skills.


Hippodrome Foundation

Hippodrome Foundation News: Take a Virtual Tour

The Hippodrome Foundation recently had the opportunity to work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, whose Seacrest Studios produced a virtual tour of the Hippodrome Theatre for children at National Children’s Hospital. We hope you enjoy!

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Social Studio Art Online

To support our community against the pandemic, Social Studio’s classes have moved online while our space is closed. Let’s make art together. Sign up for an online art class today!